Clearing Nut Tree

Clearing Nut Tree

Botanical Name: Strychnos potatorum Linn..
Common Name: Clearing nut tree, Nirmali (Hindi), Tettrankottai (Tamil), Katakah (Sanskrit)
Distribution: Deciduous forests of West Bengal, central and southern India

In Religion and Mythology​

The tree is associated with Lord Thyagesar.

The decoction of the fruit pulp is used to treat dysentery, cough and diabetes. The seeds are used to turn muddy water clear.

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